Articles tagged “low-cost carriers”

WestJet Thinks It Can Please All Flyers With Dual Strategy

WestJet Thinks It Can Please All Flyers With Dual Strategy

Frederic Tomesco and Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Just because low-cost offshoots failed in the past, it doesn’t mean they’ll do the same now. WestJet’s dual strategy has a good chance of succeeding as long as there׳s a big enough difference between the two offerings.

4 days ago

European Growth Helps Boost Global Airline Profits

European Growth Helps Boost Global Airline Profits

Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Despite the multiple bankruptcies, European aviation has actually had a pretty good year. And with some of the weaker carriers exiting the market, there are more opportunities for the likes of Lufthansa and IAG to exploit their dominance.

1 week ago

EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall Will Be a Hard Act to Follow

EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall Will Be a Hard Act to Follow

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The best CEOs know when it's the right time to quit. Things may look rosy now, but EasyJet could be in for a tough time if the UK's Brexit negotiations go badly.

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Pilots Are Stepping Up Attempts to Unionize

Ryanair Pilots Are Stepping Up Attempts to Unionize

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The well-documented scheduling problems have given Ryanair pilots plenty of leverage but so far the carrier is refusing to change its position on unions. At the moment no one seems to be budging in this game of airline chicken.

3 weeks ago

EasyJet Increases Fares Thanks to Problems at Rival Airlines

EasyJet Increases Fares Thanks to Problems at Rival Airlines

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

While EasyJet isn't totally out of the woods yet, departing CEO Carolyn McCall leaves the airline in a much stronger position than it was a year ago. The initial shock of the Brexit vote has been weathered, and other carriers are struggling. Both of which make her successor's job that much easier.

3 weeks ago

EasyJet Picks Surprise Successor to Outgoing CEO Carolyn McCall

EasyJet Picks Surprise Successor to Outgoing CEO Carolyn McCall

Patrick Whyte, Skift

EasyJet's choice for its new CEO is a bit of a surprise given that Johan Lundgren left his last job at TUI Group in May 2015 and wasn't one of the many names linked with the job. Still he's got plenty of travel experience, which will help him deal with the challenges in his new role.

1 month ago

Wow Air Looks to Outside Investment to Help Accelerate Growth

Wow Air Looks to Outside Investment to Help Accelerate Growth

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Many airlines have been undone by ambitious expansion plans, and while Wow Air is profitable now, extra planes mean extra costs. Can a small carrier like Wow Air survive in a sector that is moving toward further consolidation?

1 month ago

Ryanair CEO Thinks Higher Pay Can Solve Drawn-Out Pilot Dispute

Ryanair CEO Thinks Higher Pay Can Solve Drawn-Out Pilot Dispute

Benjamin Katz and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Given the awful publicity surrounding its pilot issue, it is pretty amazing that Ryanair is maintaining its full-year guidance. While plenty of European airlines are struggling, Ryanair looks like it will make $1.5 billion in profit in 2018.

1 month ago

SpiceJet Is Buying Seaplanes to Reach Indian Areas That Other Airlines Can’t

SpiceJet Is Buying Seaplanes to Reach Indian Areas That Other Airlines Can’t

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Most of India’s 450 airstrips are too decrepit for big planes. So SpiceJet's likely plan to buy 100 amphibious planes to reach otherwise hard-to-serve areas sounds like a puddle-jump worth taking.

1 month ago

EasyJet Finalizes $46 Million Deal for a Piece of Bankrupt Air Berlin

EasyJet Finalizes $46 Million Deal for a Piece of Bankrupt Air Berlin

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

Although it might not seem like it, this is a pretty big deal for EasyJet. Buying a chunk of Air Berlin will give it greater exposure to Europe's biggest economy, helping it to catch up with rival Ryanair.

1 month ago

Ryanair Settles Legal Dispute Over Misleading Ads With Google and eDreams

Ryanair Settles Legal Dispute Over Misleading Ads With Google and eDreams

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Sadly, whatever resolution was agreed upon will remain a secret between Ryanair, Google, and eDreams. We'll have to keep an eye on the Google search results to see if anything changes.

2 months ago

Malaysia Airlines CEO Quits to Return to Ryanair

Malaysia Airlines CEO Quits to Return to Ryanair

Associated Press

Ryanair was obviously on the lookout for a safe pair of hands to help it though a difficult time. Bellew's decision looks like it will be a big loss for Malaysia Airlines and will mean it has to hunt for its third CEO in as many years.

2 months ago